At the JGH’s first robotic colorectal surgery on January 18, Dr. Allison Pang (at left, near the rear wall) sits at a console, looks through a viewfinder and guides the movements of the four robotic arms (at centre, over the operating table). Displayed on several screens are images of the interior of the patient’s body, relayed by a fibre-optic camera at the tip of one of the robotic arms. Observing the surgery is Dr. Susie Lau (right), an expert in robotic surgery for gynecologic oncology.
February 2024Spotlight feature

Robotic colorectal surgery launched at the JGH

Colorectal surgeons are using a robot to perform certain minimally invasive procedures with greater ease, accuracy and speed.

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A pelvic cancer patient undergoes single-site incision surgery, with the instruments of a surgical robot inserted through a special device and into a one-inch incision in the navel.
March 2018Spotlight feature

JGH leads Canada in performing advanced robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer

The JGH has become the first hospital in Canada to perform an advanced type of robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer, in which all of the medical instruments are inserted into the abdomen via a single, tiny incision in the navel.

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